Susmita Dasgupta is a lead environmental economist in the Development Research Group at the World Bank, specializing in environmental management in developing countries. She has conducted extensive analysis on the health hazards of pollution, the poverty-environment nexus, priority setting in pollution control, deforestation, biodiversity loss, the impacts of climate change on coastal zones and climate extremes, climate change adaptation, cost-effective regulations, and monitoring and enforcement of regulations. Her research activities have focused on Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Colombia, Cuba, India, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Madagascar, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Vietnam, and the Republic of Yemen. She has published numerous articles on issues related to development and the environment. She has a PhD from SUNY (State University of New York).